KJ Srivatsan, Jaipur: A day before the second phase of voting in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to the leaders of opposition parties and appealed to unite against the Modi government. Mamta appealed to the leaders of opposition parties to unite to save democracy. Mamta Banerjee wrote this letter to 15 non-BJP leaders. Mamta Banerjee has written this letter to Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, MK Stalin, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, Hemant Soren, Arvind Kejriwal, Naveen Patnaik, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. Mamta Banerjee’s appeal is supported by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot by tweeting.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written in his tweet that the letter written by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta ji to all the opposition parties and what they have talked about the Center withholding state funds, I made this in the first assembly The matter was raised about how the central government is treating the states step-motherly, on the one hand the Prime Minister talks of cooperative federalism, on the other hand, the states are being economically weak.
The state is also not getting the full share in GST from the center. The central government has imposed a cess on petrol and diesel in the budget and basic excise duty is being reduced continuously, but special excise duty and additional excise duty are being increased. Due to this, the share of the states in the form of a divisible pool has come down considerably. In most of the centrally sponsored schemes, the share of the center has been reduced by increasing the share of the state. All these are adversely impacting the revenue of the states.
Let us tell you that on Wednesday, just a day before the second phase of voting in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to non-BJP leaders highlighting certain ‘attacks’ on India’s democracy and constitutional federalism by the BJP and its government. has been done. He said that ‘democracy of the country is in danger and people should understand its seriousness’.